Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
What is a Sheet Metal Apprentice?
A Sheet Metal Worker fabricates, assembles, and installs metal products and equipment in buildings to control the temperature and environmental air quality for the comfort of the occupants. Sheet Metal workers also build and install decorative metal components on the outside of building to protect them from the weather. They use hand and power tools, measuring instruments, unique calculators, and specialty machines to cut, bend, shape, form and fasten parts into units and assemblies. They use welding, soldering, brazing, and riveting to assemble and install components. They inspect and service sheet metal installations, air handling equipment and indoor air quality equipment.
What are the Working Conditions?
Sheet Metal work requires both physical and mental skills. Physically being able to climb ladders, work in close, tight places, or high open places, stand on hard surfaces for extensive periods of time, carry 50lbs up a ladder, and work outdoors in all weather conditions. A doctor’s certificate of examination may be required.
Sheet metal workers earn an average yearly salary of $46,740. Wages typically start from $30,130 and go up to $62,400.
Beginner level: $14.49/hr
Junior level: $18.03/hr
Senior level: $25.97/hr
Top level: $30.00/hr
What are the requirements to Apply for the Apprenticeship?
18 years of age or older
Must have a valid driver’s license
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Drug testing is required before acceptance
Ask an Apprenticeship Director about Sheet Metal School to Registered Apprenticeship Programs (STRAP) Youth Program
Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Opportunities
Northern Idaho Sheet Metal Workers Local 55
7209 E Trent Ave, Suite 1
Spokane, WA 92212
Southwest Idaho Sheet Metal Workers Local 55
5628 W Albatros St,
Boise, Idaho 83705
Eastern Idaho Sheet Metal Workers Local 103
308 S Main St
Firth, Idaho 83236